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Survey: 90% of enterprises plan to increase or maintain annual spend on cloud in 2016

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Survey: 90% of enterprises plan to increase or maintain annual spend on cloud in 2016

Highest priority for enterprise cloud usage is file storage.

The majority of enterprises in the US plan to increase their spending on cloud computing by as much as 50% in 2016, according to a new study conducted by B2B research firm Clutch. At the same time, nearly 30% will maintain their current spending, and only 6% will reduce their cloud computing budget.

The survey also found that 47% of respondents identified increased efficiency as the main benefit of cloud computing.

Analysts confirm that the value enterprises derive from cloud infrastructure directly influences spending patterns.

"Spending on the Cloud has increased because companies realize they are getting a lot of value," said Jason Reichl, CEO of technical consulting firm Go Nimbly. "The Cloud is building ROI faster and with better business accuracy, so companies are willing to reinvest in it every year."

The highest priority cited for enterprise cloud usage is file storage, at 70%, followed by backup and disaster recovery (62%), application deployment (51%), and application development and testing (46%).

"The ROI of file storage on the Cloud is pretty straight-forward. Every company needs file storage," said Duane Tharp, vice president of technical sales and services at tech provider Cloud-Elements. "The ease of adopting the Cloud for file storage needs enables rapid adoption in this space as opposed to other use cases for the Cloud."

 

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